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Meaning of REGRESSIVE

Pronunciation:  ri'gresiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  opposing progress
  2. [adj]  (of taxes) adjusted so that the rate decreases as the amount increases
 

REGRESSIVE is a 10 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: atavistic, declining, deteriorating, failing, fixed, flat, graduated, regressing, retrograde, retrogressive, returning, reverting, throwback(a), unmodernised, unmodernized
 
 Antonyms: progressive
 
 See Also: backward

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re*gress"ive\ (r?*gr?s"?v), a. [Cf. F.
r['e]gressif.]
1. Passing back; returning.

2. Characterized by retrogression; retrogressive.

{Regressive metamorphism}.
   (a) (Biol.) See {Retrogression}.
   (b) (Physiol.) See {Katabolism}.

 

 

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